Welcome to CutTime Productions –
the art of inspiring the whole community!

CutTime® combines artistic and civic goals to share lively symphonic music with the casual and the curious in restaurants, bars, clubs, homes, offices, churches and schools. With two ensembles of 4-8 musicians and the club series Classical Revolution Detroit, CutTime lets new audiences in on the action by playing from a large catalog of transcriptions and new romantic-funk compositions. Staged concerts and reading events are spirited, informative and surprising as hosted by bassist-composer Rick Robinson (Mr. CutTime), a veteran of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. By connecting a wider community to symphony with casual context, key insights, amplification, interviews and games, CutTime is a shortcut into classical music!

Listen to the WCPN broadcast of The Sound of Applause (¢ starts at 24:30) 

CutTime won a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, part of its Knight Arts Challenge, to expand the Classical Revolution Detroit series.


  • You can also support the overall CutTime® Project with an online donation  via 501(c)3 Fractured Atlas.

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CutTime® is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of CutTime must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.